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Side step card

Good morning, I want to share a card with you, which looks complicated but is very easy to make. This card can be made up for any occasion and each card will be unique based on the how you decorate it.

To make this card, start with a 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper and cut in half so your card stock is now 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ By following these directions, you can make two cards at the same time and just decorate them differently to suit your occasion.

  • Using your paper trimmer, line up you paper on the short side (portrait) at 3″
  • Cut from 1″ down to 6 1/2″. This is the only cut you will need to make.
  • Flip over your card stock so the larger 3″ piece is on the right and the 1″ is at the bottom (as per the template shown below)
  • On the smaller 2 1/2″ score the paper from the cut line to the left edge of the paper at 4 1/4″
  • On the larger 3″ side, score from the cut line to the right edge of the paper at 1″, 2″, 3 1/4″, 4 1/2″ and 6 1/2″
  • Fold up the card with a combination of Mountain (^) and Valley (v) folds, as follows;
  • Fold the 4 1/4″ score line on the left, as a mountain fold (^)
  • Fold the paper on the right, as follows; 1″ (^), 2″ (v), 3 1/4″ (^), 4 1/2″ (v) and 6 1/2″ (^). This will give you an accordion look on the small side
Side Step card Template

Your card should look like this once all the folds are done.

Now, to decorate your card, you can add DSP or card stock and make it your own design. For the Valentines card, the back piece is a bit larger and adhered the bottom part to the back fold so it stands up higher. Just ensure it’s not too high so it fits in your envelope. The baby card is smaller. In each card, adhere your designs to the back part of the folds on the right. Add a piece of white card stock to the back of the left side so you can add your own greeting and signature.

With the baby card, I simulated drawers and cut out the bottom using my Label Me Lovely punch to make it look like a dresser. The sentiment was stamped and cut out with my Lovely Labels Pick a Punch which I love because it gives 6 different punch options.

Label Me Lovely Punch
Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

I used the Baby Pull Toys stamp set for the animals and stuck them behind the drawers before adhering them to the front of the card. I also stamped the hearts and sentiments using this set. This is a new stamp set from the Mini Catalogue (Jan-June 2021) and it is adorable. I love this set for baby cards.

Baby Pull Toys
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